An arrest warrant has been issued for the 29-year-old man police say shot and killed an on-duty police officer outside of Pittsburgh Friday night.
Holt is accused of shooting New Kensington Officer Brian Shaw, according to reports. Shaw was shot after a traffic stop that led to a foot chase around 8 p.m. Friday.
Pennsylvania residents who came to the aid of a rookie police officer who was fatally shot and killed during a traffic stop say he was “gasping for air” and not responsive when they arrived at the scene, the Associated Press reports.
Police later recovered an older model of an unoccupied brown Jeep Grand Cherokee, wanted in connection with the shooting. State police said Saturday that investigators know why the suspected shooter was pulled over but would not provide further details, citing the ongoing investigation.
Shaw had served as a part-time officer in three other towns before joining the New Kensington police force full time in June. He was taken to a hospital after the shooting but was pronounced dead there a short time later, according to authorities.